Early Christmas present for Alyth with new Jubilee Park funding

Alyth is celebrating an early Christmas present with almost £24,000 of extra funding now confirmed for the Jubilee Park, allowing new benches and play equipment to be installed in over the coming months.

The Jubilee Park Working Group has secured grants of £10,000 from SSEN Transmission’s Drumderg Windfarm, £8,000 from Perth & Kinross Council’s Community Investment Fund, and almost £5,000 from Alyth Development Trust. 

The funding comes on top of more than £50,000 already raised and invested in building the new multi-user path around the Park, which was opened earlier this year.

Two new benches have already been installed along the new path using the latest funding, and they will be joined soon by three wheelchair-friendly picnic benches.  A hammock-swing has also been ordered for installation early next year, and the Working Group are now investigating the purchase of outdoor gym equipment.

Working Group chair Steven Boath (pictured above with Group members on one of the newly-installed benches) commented:  “This is a massive boost to our plans to make the Jubilee Park an even a greater asset for the community.  

“Better facilities for everyone to enjoy the Park, and especially more attractions for children, were highlighted in both our community consultation on the Park and the Community Action Plan last year and it’s great to see things actually taking shape on the ground,” he added.

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October board minutes now online

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New funding for seating in Jubilee Park

Jubilee Park Working Group members on one of the new benches
Jubilee Park Working Group members (from left) Ashley Boath, Laura Rodger, Grant Train, Calum Boath and Steven Boath relaxing on one of the new benches.

Upgrading Alyth’s Diamond Jubilee Park has taken another step forward with help from Alyth Development Trust.

A grant of £2000 from ADT’s Community Projects Fund is supporting the purchase and installation of new seating including three wheelchair-friendly picnic benches around the new all-weather path that was built earlier this year.

The Jubilee Park Working Group believe the new seating will encourage greater use of the Park by all sections of the community.  The project is part of the Group’s overall aim to maximise the Park’s role in making the town a better place to live and work.

As well as making the Park more accessible for the elderly and people with disabilities, the path links together a number of existing walking routes in and around the town, encouraging and enabling more people to enjoy outdoors exercise.  The new seating is seen as an important factor in making the most of the Park.

Steven Boath, who chairs the Working Group, commented:  “Upgrading the Park aligns with the objective of Alyth’s Community Action Plan developed last year, which prioritised the improvement of public and recreational spaces and the use of local greenspace areas benefitting mental health and wellbeing.”

The Working Group are now seeking funding to equip the park with new play and exercise equipment as the next phase of the Park upgrade project.  The Group has already secured funding for the £60,000 all-weather path from SSEN Transmission, the Drumderg Windfarm Community Fund, Glenisla Developments Ltd, and Alyth Development Trust.

The ADT Community Projects Fund distributes the community benefit income donated to the town by Temporis Ltd, operators of the Tullymurdoch Wind Farm just north of Alyth.  Grants are decided by an independent panel of Alyth people. More info here: https://lovealyth.org.uk/projects/alyth-community-projects-fund/

September board minutes now online

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